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Valdese in Burke County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Valdese Centennial Park

Legend of Plaques

 
 
Valdese Centennial Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 28, 2009
1. Valdese Centennial Park Marker


Inscription.  First Marker:
Centennial Seal
Official Seal of the 100th
Celebration of the founding
of Valdese

Future
From an agrarian beginning
through Industrial growth,
comes a bright horizon

Civic
Citizens Band together
for a better Community

Religion
Religious Freedom for all
"Faith of our Fathers living still"

Armed Forces
Citizens of Valdese
Served in all branches
of Military Service

Second Marker:
Heritage
Founded on the belief that all men have the right to worship god as they please.

Waldensian Emblem
Motto in Latin-Translated: "The light shineth in the darkness" first appeared in 1640

Settlement
Early development and hardship after first arrival
May 29, 1893

Old Rock School
A symbol today for community emphasis on education

Town Seal
Dedicated to the service of its citizens.

Monument erected for town's 50th anniversary

 
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in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionGovernment & PoliticsSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1862.
 
Location. 35° 44.581′ N, 81° 33.723′ W. Marker is in Valdese, North Carolina, in Burke County. Marker is on Main Street East (U.S. 70). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Valdese NC 28690, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Waldenses (within shouting distance of this marker); The Waldensian Colony (within shouting distance of this marker); Waldensian Heritage Museum (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic Valdese Foundation Heritage Millennium Clock Tower (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rutherford College (approx. 2.1 miles away); a different marker also named Rutherford College (approx. 2.1 miles away); Camp Vance (approx. 4.8 miles away); “Sacred Dance & the Muses” – 2004 (approx. 7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Valdese.
 
Valdese Centennial Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 28, 2009
2. Valdese Centennial Park Marker
Centennial Seal image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 28, 2009
3. Centennial Seal
"Future" Plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 28, 2009
4. "Future" Plaque
"Civic" Plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 28, 2009
5. "Civic" Plaque
"Religion" Plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 28, 2009
6. "Religion" Plaque
"Armed Forces" Plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 28, 2009
7. "Armed Forces" Plaque
"Heritage" Plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 28, 2009
8. "Heritage" Plaque
Waldensian Emblem image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 28, 2009
9. Waldensian Emblem
"Settlement" Plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 28, 2009
10. "Settlement" Plaque
"Old Rock School" Plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 28, 2009
11. "Old Rock School" Plaque
Town Seal image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 28, 2009
12. Town Seal
Valdese Centennial Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 28, 2009
13. Valdese Centennial Park Marker
Valdese Centennial Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 28, 2009
14. Valdese Centennial Park Marker
Valdese Old Rock School image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 28, 2009
15. Valdese Old Rock School
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 30, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,120 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15. submitted on June 30, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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